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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Illegal alien arrested on multiple charges pleads guilty for unlawfully re-entering the U.S.

MONROE, La. – Eliezer Merino-Tetlactle, 25, of Mexico, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty to one count of re-entry of a removed alien, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced.  

According to the guilty plea, West Monroe police arrested Merino-Tetlactle on August 23, 2018 for carnal knowledge of a juvenile, computer aided solicitation of a minor, possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.  His background check showed that he was an illegal alien who had been previously removed from the United States twice.

Merino-Tetlactle faces two years in prison, one year of supervised release and a $250,000.

United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and the West Monroe Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon H. Whitten is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated March 6, 2019